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Windows 7: ethernet cable not recognized, asking for isp login info

29 Jul 2012   #11

win7 ultimate 32bit

"No lights are on. And I've never seen any lights on around the Ethernet port."

if cable is good and connection is good--then you should see lights next to your RJ45 connector - here is screenshot from Gigabyte/GA-P67X-UD3-B3 manual (really...try a different cable or different router port)

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29 Jul 2012   #12

win 7

I did not see that page in my manual. Still don't. Im not at home at the moment but I don't remember seeing anywhere there could be lights like in that picture...I can try a different cable but it works on my Xbox so why wouldn't it work on my computer? And my router is working for my laptop and Xbox. I've reset modem and router and computer. Ahhh this is irritating.
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29 Jul 2012   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

If you don't get blinky lights when you connect your ethernet cable, then either your ethernet cable is bad (unlikely, since it works for your other equipment), the port on your router/switch is bad (have you checked that by plugging in a different piece of hardware to the port?), or your ethernet port is bad.
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30 Jul 2012   #14

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1

FWIW: Even the Ethernet ports on the motherboard can be turned off by the OS. Also, in the bios
it could be turned off.

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